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Old 8th October 2008
Bruco Bruco is offline
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Default What do YOU use FreeBSD for?

I've been tinkering with FreeBSD for about a year or so now, ever since I realized I wanted and needed more UNIX knowledge (partly for my job) and decided on FreeBSD, largely because it's free and has great documentation.

Now I'm reaching a point where I'm considering ways to implement it into my work environment - potentially as a file server, for instance - and it made me wonder what other folks on the forum here use FreeBSD for. I still have a lot to learn and just hearing about different applications of FreeBSD might spark my learning process.

At home I have a PC with FreeBSD 6.3 on it that I use for:
File server
Squid proxy
BitTorrent client
Network troubleshooting (w/Wireshark)

At work I have an old PIII running 6.3 that does some monitoring I couldn't do properly with our Windows monitoring box. It also runs some scripts that will login and enter commands into some Cisco devices if a WAN link goes down (in cases where redundant routes didn't do what I wanted on the Cisco device).

So, what do you use FreeBSD for, both at home and at work?
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